Frierson Investiture Set for Tuesday Morning

Gov. Bill Haslam will administer the oath of office to Tennessee’s newest Court of Appeals judge, Thomas R. Frierson II, Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. at the Morristown-Hamblen High School West. Dignitaries, including Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary R. Wade, Court of Appeals Presiding Judge Charles Susano Jr., Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain and Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas will be on hand to give remarks. A reception will follow the ceremony. Haslam appointed Frierson in February to fill a vacancy created when Judge Herschel P. Franks retired at the end of 2012. Prior to his appointment, Frierson was a chancellor in the Third Judicial District, serving Greene, Hamblen, Hancock and Hawkins counties. The AOC reported the news.